SIMI VALLEY, United States (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will announce immigration policy changes he expects to enact by executive order, including on border security, by year’s end, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Saturday.
“We are in the final stages of developing some executive actions,” Johnson said at a national security conference at the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.
“Unfortunately the (Republican-run) house didn’t act last year,” and “meanwhile we have a broken immigration system,” he said.
Obama will make an “announcement before the end of the year,” Johnson said.
“It will be comprehensive,” he added, explaining that it will include “strengthening border security.”
Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the Republicans who supports immigration reforms, urged Obama to “give the new congress some time to see if we can move forward.”